Deadline Assault (1979)
Directed by Paul Wendkos
Genres - Crime | Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Psychological Drama, Social Problem Film | Release Date - Nov 10, 1979 (USA - Unknown) | Run Time - 100 min. | Countries - United States | MPAA Rating - NR
Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The eternally victimized Elizabeth Montgomery is the star of Act of Violence. She plays a recently divorced newswoman whose world is shattered by a gang mugging (an astonishingly brutal sequence for a TV movie). The injuries subside, but Montgomery must heal her emotional wounds--and also reassess her liberal attitudes towards the rights of criminals. She is incapable of rational thought under the circumstances, and transforms into a vengeful bigot. The working title of Act of Violence was The Victim...Anatomy of a Mugging.
abuse, survivor, arrest, attack, gangster, life-changes, physical-abuse, rape, stalking, victim, violence